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New build, your thoughts?

By Styl ยท 4 replies
Mar 27, 2012
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  1. I'm building a new computer to replace my 4+ year old build, just wanted some opinions on my choices and any recommendations for better components if necessary/possible in my budget.

    What are you going to use the PC for? Gaming/Multimedia.

    How much is your budget? $550.

    Where are you located? United States.

    Are you willing to buy online? Yes. Preferably Newegg.

    Are you going to re-use any parts from an earlier build? Yes. Hard drives, DVD/CD burner, OS, peripherals.

    Have you already bought any parts? No.

    Case: Rosewill Blackbone Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case $39.99

    MB: ASRock H67M (B3) LGA 1155 Intel H67 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard $79.99

    CPU: Intel Core i5-2400 $189.99

    GPU: SAPPHIRE 100315L Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity $149.99

    PSU: RAIDMAX HYBRID 2 RX-530SS 530W ATX12V V2.2/ EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Modular Power Supply $39.99

    RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-8GBRL $41.99

    Total cost (including instant discounts and promo codes, not including mail-in-rebates): $526.94 - Including MiR: $511.94

    My current build has an AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ @ 3.10 GHz, Raedon HD 4850 1GB, and 4GB of RAM. I'm going to be giving this to my sister once I build my new one since her laptop died, so any recommendations for a new Hard Drive and Mouse+Keyboard under $100 would be great as well.

  2. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 11,164   +4,843

    Looks good to me. :)

    Don't forget about the OS.

  3. dmill89

    dmill89 TS Guru Posts: 471

  4. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,703   +171

    For just $30 extra you can get the i5 2500k, it's more future proof considering the overclocking headroom (the 2400 doesn't OC at all).
  5. EneMecH

    EneMecH TS Rookie

    Yeah, get the 2500k and a nice CPU cooler and you're set to overclock for the future.

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